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Michael Sam’s Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Has A Surprising Gay Porn Past

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By:           Graham Gremore
On:           May 13, 2014
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  • 79 Comments
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      I don’t wanna be judgemental, but what an evolution it was to change from a pornstar to a sports star.

      May 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • R. Scott Wallis
      R. Scott Wallis

      This is pretty tasteless, pointless, and seriously distracting from the feel-good story of the weekend, Queerty.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      It’s his past. Further, it didn’t say that Vito WAS a gay porn star. Just that he dated one. Come on, Queerty, was this really necessary?

      May 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      Looks like Michael Sam is dating a “star” fucker. I have a feeling there is more to the guy and a more interesting past.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie in Charge
      Charlie in Charge

      @R. Scott Wallis: Agree – do all of us want all our personal photos to be used against us later in life?

      May 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • deltabadhand
      deltabadhand

      @Shannon1981: Exactly. What’s the point?

      May 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      I am sorry, but there is no such thing as a “personal” pic when you post it on the internet and social media sites like twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      So, let me get this straight. We all act like there’s nothing wrong or shameful with porn, but if this story is a highlight then it that’s not really true, now is it?

      Tasteless article. Shame, shame, shame.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChiChi Man
      ChiChi Man

      That headline is disgusting and misleading. Are this site really this bitter? Come on, Queerty!

      @sportyguy1983 – what a crock. He’s young, cute and dates hot men. Why is this a problem? Either you’re jealous or ridiculously judgmental or both!

      May 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MarionPaige
      MarionPaige

      Michael Sam drank the Out Kool-aid under the delusion that a Black Man in America could be something other than Black. In the video of his big moment when he kissed his “boyfriend”, Sam appeared to be the only Black person in the room. Here you have a guy with a mother a father and who is the seventh of eight children and he couldn’t fucking come up with one Black person on the planet that he wanted to share a big event in his life with? Sam will now get to see just how loyal the White Queen Community is to someone who isn’t a White Queen. Seems like it took less than 24 hours for the White Gay Community to prove to the world again that their only loyalty is to the corporations buying ad space on their blogs.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      Nothing wrong with being a star fucker. He should embrace it.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718
      money718

      No wonder that kiss was so provacative. Vito is a freak who loves black men lol.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718
      money718

      provocative

      May 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry
      Larry

      Not sure why this is a story. Personally, I would be more ashamed if he worked for McDonald’s or Walmart!

      May 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rkj1978
      rkj1978

      I think its terrible that you would actually run this “story” and use the word story loosely. With all the drama and hate shit going on with this couple, from all the homophobes, why would you want to draw any more attention to them. Do you think the fact that the boyfriend dated a porn star is going to HELP ppl’s view on Michael Sam?? Get a fricken clue Queerty.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DK
      DK

      It must suck to be bitter, lonely, bigoted, and unwanted. Misery loves company, but unfortunately for you — you won’t find it, and will die alone. Have fun!

      Interesting and fun article, but this purposely misleading headline is disgusting and borders on slander. Shame on you, Queerty.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rkj1978
      rkj1978

      I’d also like to point out the part in this article about the picture of him in a leather suspension swing. COMPLETELY MISLEADING> if you look at the picture, he’s fully clothed and obviously was at some sort of convention/ expo just taking a Fun picture. I can not believe how you would throw him under the buss like this.

      May 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718
      money718

      Why all the bashing Queerty? You can easily find the story elsewhere. By the way isn’t Austin Wilde pretty big down there?

      May 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Shannon1981: Good to see you on here again: but I disagree with you. This comes with the price of celebrity, Being in a relationship with a highly visible PUBLIC figure like Sam, who made history, the media will dig around. I seen the pics, and they look harmless. But to mainstream, they could be a bit much.This is the reason why I never threw accolades at them as being, a great, wonderful, awesome, courageous couple. Because we really don’t know them yet. And a funny thing. Austin Wilde is half Black, bit identifies as being Black. Now word has come out that Vito has dated other Black guys in the past. And nothing wrong with that. But,,,, now I read on other blogs,where White posters were complaining and criticizing and saying that Vito only likes big Black dick. Talk about flipping the script. It would be interesting if Michael knew all this. And since Austin does bareback porn, and is verse, hopefully Michael is getting tested for EVERYTHING. And as @sportyguy1983: say, this guy could just be a star fucker. All Michael has to do is take this r relationship very slow, and don’t spend on,or indulge Vito with material things to see his true motives.

      May 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      Damn what a bunch of judgement whiny prudes. So what Queerty ran an article about something that many other sites have too.

      That’s part of the deal when you put yourself in the public eye.

      May 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      @Stache99: It’s not that they ran the story, it’s how they ran the story and the angle it took. Here is Sam and a historic moment for the LGBT community…and here is this? I mean…?!

      Whatever though. Queerty can do as it pleases, and I respect their decision to do so.

      May 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      The only thing I gather is that he likes hot black men. So what? Obviously, Sam already knew of this and didn’t care.

      If anything I’m sure they’re laughing about all this concern.

      May 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      @tardis: This is a tabloid site. That’s just what they do as they do in all these cases straight or gay. The boys will be alright I’m sure.

      May 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718
      money718

      @Stache99: Exactly. Plus, this Vito kid seems to love the spotlight. From Austin to Michael. Watch out Michael, Vito can’t wait to get into the NFL circle. And yes there is one.

      May 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam
      mz.sam

      Yeah, saw the photos…no big deal. Being that Austin Wilde loves Italian guys has also circulated a video with another Italian boyfriend/porn model. The important thing is the present and Michael Sam was able to share his joy and happiness with those closest to him and with people he loves…meaning Vito is considered family and was at his side, supported and loved him throughout this journey. Much congrats to both of them!

      May 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @MarionPaige:

      If your post is any indication of how the black community would treat him them perhaps you have answered your own question. What you need to do is figure out why you are using this opportunity to attack Sam rather than look at what he has accomplished.

      As for Sam’s boyfriend, he wasn’t in porn and his ex released a private photo of him. Sounds more like the Ex is the douchebag trying to get some attention here, and Queerty gave it to him.

      May 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheAntiVirus
      TheAntiVirus

      Way to try to take away from the historic moment in LGBTQ history. Yeah you’re doing your job, but come of there HAS to be a filter somewhere. Such scum…

      May 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slippy
      slippy

      Ok -let me get this right -mafia princess is a gold digging on her back in a sling bottom bitch out to just screw her way to the top….( think that about sums it up) .Well, all I can say about that is – both Austin Wilde and Michael Sam sure do look happy in those photos. Obviously whatever Vito has is working ( he kinda looks like a heart breaker to me ) But at least he isn’t a Kardashian– heaven forbid. We all made a few bad choices in our youth -we were just spared instagram and twitter from letting the whole world in on our adventures. This will pass and Michael Sam may learn a few things about celebrity from all this . He will either love the guy and look past this or be really careful in the future

      May 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie in Charge
      Charlie in Charge

      @Stache99: If I were to venture a guess, people are probably concerned that we have this big moment with NFL gayness and a cute celebratory kiss and people would like that to remain what the story is about, not “Look his boyfriend once had consensual sex with a porn star in a sling!”

      There’s no way to say this without it sounding sex negative; but there is a very real tendency for the people of the US to always decide that any story about gay people is immediately adult and sexual in nature. Who his boyfriend slept with in the past doesn’t really have anything to do with the “first out NFL draft” and tossing pics of his BF in a sling into the mix feels like it may overtake the positive momentum of the story.

      May 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tookietookie123
      Tookietookie123

      @MarionPaige: Racism doesn’t look cute on you.

      May 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MarionPaige
      MarionPaige

      After The White Queen Community is done dragging dumbass Michael Sam through the mud for page views, the NFL will never again have to worry about dealing with an out player (because no one in the NFL will be fucking stupid enough to come out).

      May 13, 2014 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @slippy: Great! I think you’re on to something. When Michael first came out, Vito wasted no time in putting this on social media, his twittet acount, When Michael was drafted, next day, on Vito’s twitter account. Front and center at the big media event, and next day Voto posted it. It seems to me, that this guy is an attention whore, who LOVES the glare of the media and spotlight, more than he loves Michael, And let’s not forget all the perks (money) and otherwise that comes with this. Anf I’m sorry to say this, but Michael seems just to slow to catch on.

      And Queerty, good job on reporting this. You are just doing your job. This is a gossip site. Your job is to report: The good, bad, and ugly. I did not view this as going after Sam. Just reporting on Vito’s past. Which comes with the territory. And it’s ridiculous to think this will affect Michael being chosen to play. His ability will determine that. If Michael has the ability, to get the team to the playoffs, it wouldn’t matter if Vito sucked off 5 Black guys on film. And lastly, Queerty could have unknowingly helped Michael. Michael and Vito are no different than any other young gay men their age. Most likely barebacking. Now maybe if someone in Michael’s camp, see this story here, or hear about it elsewhere
      ,they can encourage Michael and Vito, to get tested, ( if they haven’t) due to Vito’s ex barebacking history,

      May 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718
      money718

      @MarionPaige: Dude. What the F are you talking about?

      May 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718
      money718

      @slippy: Who said it was a mistake? Geez

      May 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @MarionPaige: LMAO : I think it’s time to get the popcorn. Some of these comments are better than a movie.

      May 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      Marion is a r-**aci*s*t.
      Queerty was wrong in posting this story.
      That is all I have to say.

      May 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      What about Marc Jacobs? He had more than one boyfriend who was a porn star and nobody complained. Now just because Michael’s boyfriend DATED a pornstar, it becomes a scandal. You people are silly. Queerty was silly in posting this.

      May 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BartmanLA
      BartmanLA

      This is so bogus!!!! Comon Queerty, use the correct headline, don’t try to insinuate that Vito has a actual porn past, when all he did was date someone who did porn. Quit trying to sensationalize a story that has nothing but GOOD things about it. Good luck to both Michael and Vito in their life together!

      May 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xzall
      xzall

      . No sports news organization is going to do an investigation into the background of the guy Michael Sam is dating. The only way this becomes news and fodder for hate groups is if the gay press reports it and makes it news.

      If Queerty in their wisdom thinks this is a good story, they have to know that the people outside the gay community are going to use it to bash Michael Sam. Be prepared to hear stories about possible exposure to HIV (due to the whole dating a bareback porn star) and opinions from the uneducated about how that’ll play out in the locker room. Especially in the way Queerty cutely phrased this with the whole gay porn past in the title. This story if picked up, will just add to the feeding frenzy surrounding Michael Sam now and lead many to say they were right all along and that a gay nfl athlete is just too much of a distraction to have on a team.

      So congrats to Queerty & any of the other gay press out there that’ll be the first to try to make this a story. You’ve done your part to help tarnish the feel good story of the first out gay NFL player.

      May 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KDub
      KDub

      This should make for an interesting headlines once mainstream media gets hold of this info. “First Gay NFL Player Dating S&M Sex Worker”. And the cake on their faces in the kiss footage totally made it look like they were snowballing.

      May 13, 2014 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blackceo
      Blackceo

      @Tackle:

      Yeah. They both need to get tested but Michael’s bf dated a porn star who engages in barebacking. I mean I could date someone who dated a porn star but trust and believe you will be tested for everything and some more shit they haven’t even thought of yet, and I will need to see all receipts and wait 6 months. You ain’t f*cking with my health.

      May 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @xzall: @KDub: @xzall: If what you guys are saying is true, doesn’t it give legitimacy to what @MarionPaige: is saying, or trying to say in the second post. Be it that her/his tone and delivery is harsh,bitter, angry, and some would say r@cist. She/he is saying kinda the same thing, but in a different manner??

      May 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J with da tea
      J with da tea

      Meh who cares. All couples of every walk of life come with baggage lol. They look happy and that makes me happy and quite frankly hopeful as well. So he dated a porn star? As if Micheal didn’t know… At any rate they seem to care deeply for one another. C’est la vie.

      May 13, 2014 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Blackceo: And you called this in another post. And a couple of posters dismissed it as not being important. BS to that. Michael’s health, anyone’s for that matter is very important. Michael seems like a big kid. Kinda naive and trusting.

      May 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xzall
      xzall

      @Tackle: Marion’s comments appear to be related to race. Mine wasn’t. Currently Michael Sam is getting pummeled with all kinds of vile comments, articles and so on. I was pointing out if this story, with all its negative implications and potential reaches the main media, it would have gotten there because of the gay press reporting it.

      May 13, 2014 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      And again Michael Sam’s accomplishment has been reduced to petty articles sensationalizing sex with ridiculous infighting about race. They say more about the person writing the reply to the article than Michael Sam. Michael Sam is the only one who can speak to these issues but doesn’t have to and shouldn’t. The bigots, homophobes, r@c!sts, racial seperatists and trolls will do enough to try and bring this guy down but why should they bother when we gays are doing it for them.

      May 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KDub
      KDub

      @Tackle: Maybe. Who knows? But xzall has a good point: It would be interesting if mainstream media gets wind of this potentially negative press all because the gay sites like to gossip (non-stop).

      May 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @xzall: Yes I get what you are saying. But if she took the word White out of it, and just said gay press, and obviously Queerty is part of the gay press, bimgo! Shes pretty much saying and believing the same as you. And keep in mind, Im referring to her second post. And I went online, and other gay blogs are posting this story.

      May 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      This further confirms the stereotype that gay men’s lives are built on porn.

      May 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      @MarionPaige: Michael Sam seems like a sweetheart; I cannot imagine that he would bar the door to his own kin sharing his triumph and happiness. I suspect that if none of his family was in that room when he kissed Vito it was because THEY chose not to be–homophobia remains a serious issue in black families and communities. Maybe Michael made it clear to his people that if they couldn’t be supportive on his big day he didn’t want them there, which is entirely his right.
      And where do you get off with these nasty accusations about white gays being ready to throw Michael Sam under the bus? Why make that assumption? The majority of the comments I’ve seen posted on gay sites about Michael and Vito have been enormously positive and heartfelt; presumably many of those commenting here and elsewhere are white.
      Maybe it’s YOUR baggage you should be checking?

      May 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotboyvb81
      hotboyvb81

      all the ‘leave them alone ‘ guys are being naive…Michael has stirred up the right wing media- once they notice this- they will use it against him- their record/history is too obvious not to expect a thorough mudslinging- regardless if Michael knew anything about it or not. The NFL PR people/handlers will also come in on it- damage control, etc. This will cause a headache for Michael- and that’s the great pity.

      May 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xzall
      xzall

      @hotboyvb81: Everyone expects the Right Wing to do their own mudslinging. But this story is only possible because some gay porn site decided to post the pictures and a popular gay blog decided to give the story life.

      May 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jim.steele@icloud.com
      jim.steele@icloud.com

      Boys will be boys.

      May 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MarionPaige
      MarionPaige

      Here’s another thought … presumably Bi-racial Pornstar gave White blogger pictures of Cammissano taken when Bi-Racial Pornstar and Cammisano were dating. Now, Bi-Racial Pornstar went through a semi-high profile (in the gay porn community) LEGAL DISPUTE with his former porn company prior to starting his own porn company (so he should know a bit about IP, copyrights and lawyers). In a world where TMZ, Gawker and similar will pay upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars for “celebrity” photos, exactly how dumb would Bi-Racial Pornstar have to have been for him to have just given away all he had of Cammissano FOR FREE to some gay porn blog patronized by twenty something dip shits who don’t pay for porn?

      May 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DK
      DK

      “This will cause a headache for Michael- and that’s the great pity.” Concern trolling. No it won’t. The mainstream media won’t touch this.

      May 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DK
      DK

      @Lvng1tor: “The bigots, homophobes, racial seperatists and trolls will do enough to try and bring this guy down but why should they bother when we gays are doing it for them.” That’s because the bigots, haters, and trolls and the gays are the same people.

      Let me drop some gay science, real quick.

      The amount of concern trolling over his boyfriend’s irrelevant exes, false judgments based on pure speculation with no direct information, obsession with the skin color of Sam’s boyfriend by resentful black folks, and even ludicrous speculation about HIV speaks to one eternal truth: hatas gonna hate. Bitter, jealous queens gonna be bitter, jealous queens.

      Even if Michael Sam were a nobody and walked into a bar smiling in the arms of his boo, he’d face the same played out scrutiny. It’s nothing new. Lonely, unhappy gays react like this whenever other gays are happy, especially happily coupled. They resent that no one finds them attractive, so they have to snipe and attack (often under the guise of “concern”) when someone else is found attractive. Instead of dealing with themselves, they instead blame your happiness for their unhappiness.

      The irony is that their inability to simply enjoy the personal and professional success of others further exposes the insecurity that makes them so unattractive and unwanted in the first place. When you learn to be happy for others, you become happy with yourself. And when you’re happy with yourself, people are drawn to you.

      Misery loves company, and miserable people want Michael Sam to be miserable, even though he isn’t. They are going to be bitterly disappointed (and still alone inside) as he continues to be blessed. Hardy har har.

      May 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      @DK: I totally agree with you. They are jealous. They have nothing and the beautiful black guy has everything.

      May 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KDub
      KDub

      Beautiful? I guess if you’re into that whole “special ed” look. Looks slow in every pic I’ve seen.

      May 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Billy Budd: C’mon man you can’t be fu@king serious. You’re in total agreement with@DK: after being the biggest troll, and posting negative things about Dustin Lance Black & Tom Delay, due
      to their age difference. And have said many negative things about people/ men Queerty has posted about due to age. Just last week, Ian Zearing being too old to strip. I guess you can turn it on and off. Depending on if it suits you. Hypocrite!!

      May 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Good for Vito!

      It’s not my issue whom he hooks up with, but more power to him. So long as it’s consensual, they’re all happy, and nobody’s getting hurt, go for it. He does have good taste in men, Austin Wilde and now Michael Sam–yes!

      May 14, 2014 at 12:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @deltabadhand: Clickbait. That’s the point.

      May 14, 2014 at 12:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Keebler ILF
      Keebler ILF

      Wow, what a find.
      The most I was hoping for after we found out about Sam’s swimmer
      boyfriend was pics of him in Speedos (which I’m still hoping for).

      BTW, how long has Austin Wilde been doing bareback porn? I thought
      this was only a recent event, within the past 6 months. Were Vito
      and Austin dating when the barebacking started?

      May 14, 2014 at 2:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pax
      Pax

      How did Michael Sam nab such a cute Italian hottie?

      May 14, 2014 at 5:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      @Tackle: You can distort it as you wish, but you won’t speak the truth.

      May 14, 2014 at 5:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • solacesoul
      solacesoul

      @MarionPaige: although he very crudely put it, he does have a valid point. The mainstream white gay community is most interested in Michael Sam as long as he as a gay black man shows primary interest in them as social, sexual and romantic partners. The minute he or any of the other out black gay athletes were to show that he likes to be with other black men or even other men of color, the interest from the white gay community would wane. It’s an age-old tale. We gay black men and gay men of color have read this tired script before.

      I am nowhere near a prude, but for PR and media purposes, it is not a good sign that this Vito character very recently dated a very famous porn star. This is not the sort of connection needed or desired for the first out gay in the NFL, nor is it a good connection to have when you’re still trying to make the final cut of a professional team. However, the over-the-top kissy cake display with a guy you’ve only dated for less than a year, coupled with not ONE person of color in attendance at his announcement was more troubling, IMHO. You mean to tell me you couldn’t share that special moment with ONE black person from your family or even your college team? Not ONE? Don’t try to squash it by suggesting there is more homophobia in minority communities and families, when (1) all of his black Mizzou teammates already knew and still liked him anyway, (2) all of the out gay pro players so far have been black , and (3) who doesn’t invite their own mother to such an important event (EVERY athlete has their mom there! If you’re broke, your agent will front you the travel money to get your mom or dad there to see it!).

      This kid Sam needs better guidance through this period, and I fear he’s not getting it from his agenda advisors like Howard Bragman and Cyd Ziegler.

      May 14, 2014 at 7:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      You people OVERANALYSE everything and see problems where they do not exist. It is ridiculous. Get a life.

      May 14, 2014 at 8:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xzall
      xzall

      @solacesoul: If you want to know why Michael Sam’s family wasn’t there you have to read his very troubled history with them.

      He had/has 7 brothers and sisters. One brother is dead-shot & killed during a B&E that his father said was part of a gang initiative. One sister drowned as a little kid. Another brother is missing & haven’t been heard from since 1998. They think he’s dead. He also has two brothers in jail.

      His parents are separated and he at one time lived in her car.

      And why wasn’t his mom there? It wasn’t because of race. She’s a jehovah’s witness who doesn’t believe in birth control, birthdays and specifically organized sports. This caused a rift between the two of them.

      Sam at one point said: “There were confrontations,” Michael said. “I love my mother dearly. But I needed sports. I needed sports to make sure I can’t get in trouble, to make sure I didn’t do anything bad.”

      Because of all this background and Michael’s wish not to end up dead or in jail like his siblings, he turned to sports and football. Because of the rift with his family and lack of support, he ended up living with another family (just like the movie the Blind Side)

      Sam is not rejecting his black family like you’re saying, they rejected him. His father, a baptist minister did it when he found out Sam was gay and his mom due to his interest in sports.

      You need to know the entire story before you start being judgmental about him and why he doesn’t hang around with enough black people to suit you.

      May 14, 2014 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Billy Budd: Nothing is being distorted. All one has to do is go back and look at your past posts. You have a when I @Billy Budd: do it, criticized, complain and attack, it’s ok. I’m just being outspoken, opinionated and truthful. But when others do it, they are trolls /trolling.

      @Billy Budd: “You people” !! Ok that statement says a lot about you, and how you really feel. And n. one is overanlysing anything. Obviously it’s you who underanalyse, or don’t bother at all. That’s called simple minded.

      May 14, 2014 at 9:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      The guy has a white boyfriend. Why should this be a problem? In ONE INSTANCE in his life, he was accompanied mostly by white people, while celebrating an accomplishment. Why should this be a problem? His boyfriend dated a porstar. Why should that be a problem?

      The guy is a winner, a beautiful and talented man. Stop trying to find negative things about him. I find this very suspicious. YOU PEOPLE.

      May 14, 2014 at 10:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @solacesoul: You make good points, and I hear and understand what you are saying. And true about the main stream White gay media showing more of an interests in a Black man, or I think any non-White gay man with an extraordinary ability or talent, who does show interest primary interest in them as socia,l sexual and romantic partners. And other blogs thought the cake eating, make-out session was tacky and over the top. I agree for someone you have been dating less than a yr.@xzall: Good job with the family history. It kinda puts things into perspective. But his dad ssys he still loves his son, And true that all of his former teammates
      90% Black knew he was gay when he came out in 2011. So no Black former friends, and I have a hard time believing that if invited, his father would not have said no. However, I think his agents determined who would be on hand. And last I want to say this. I think its foolish @LadyL: to dismiss this as homophobia in the :-// Black community. America is a majority White country. If the White community was so open and accepting, you would have had gay rights and marriage a long time ago.

      May 14, 2014 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Merv
      Merv

      Well, Vito’s obviously a whore, but I hope for Michael Sam’s sake that he’s a Truvada whore.

      May 14, 2014 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • drivendervish
      drivendervish

      My guess is that Vito will shortly move on to a bigger and richer NFL closet case or he’ll just be the boy they all pass around. I do wonder how the mafia feels about one of their own being so publicly gay?

      May 14, 2014 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • drivendervish
      drivendervish

      I think Vito will shortly move on to a bigger and richer NFL closet case or he’ll just be the boy they all pass around. I do wonder how the mafia feels about one of their own being so publicly gay?

      May 14, 2014 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @DK: Said so much better than I did. Perfect man!

      May 14, 2014 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      @xzall: What horrible parents. They should forcefully sterilize his Mother and his Baptist Minster Father. Yeah, some real Christ like love in that family.

      You can choose your friends and but not your family and that’s exactly what he did. Good for him. He took the lemons that life threw at him and made lemonade.

      May 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      @drivendervish: It only counts if your actually in the Mafia and not just a family member.

      May 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • solacesoul
      solacesoul

      @xzall: @xzall: I am very familiar with Sam’s story and have read and seen the various interviews with him, family members and friends. It seems you have mischaracterized his relationship with his mother somewhat in order to suit your own purposes. Plenty of athletes with devout JW parents have invited their parents to important events like the draft. Katherine Jackson is/was a devout JW, but that never stopped her son Michael from inviting her to attend the Grammys or to participate in the celebration of his major milestones.

      However, let’s just say that even for the sake of argument, what you say is true that absolutely none of his real family are close to him or interested enough in attending his draft selection event. That still does not explain why there were no black faces at all at his event, including those of his fellow Mizzou teammates — the ones he has said countless times supported him in his decision to come out, helped him on the team, had nothing but praise to say about him when asked, and defended him against detractors. I have to admit that I’ve been following football and asked all drafts for quite some time, and alive never before seen an athlete not have his family or teammates at such an event. Maybe it’s happened before, but I’ve certainly never seen it. Perhaps this lack of melanin was a mere oversight. Perhaps it was the unconscious of conscious decision of his handlers. Perhaps it was Sam’s choice. In any event, it appears very unseemly (to all except for those seeping in white privilege and entitlement).

      BTW, you also mention the film “The Blind Side” as a reference to Sam’s upbringing and justification for his socialization choices. FYI, the subject if the book and film “The Blind Side”, Michael Oher, has stated that the film was a gross over-exaggeration of his strained relationship with his black mother and family, as well as the heroism . Involvement of the white heroine / savior played by Sandra Bullock. A little Hollywood whitewashing — a common occurrence.

      May 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pax
      Pax

      @drivendervish:

      “I do wonder how the mafia feels about one of their own being so publicly gay?”

      Yes, all Italians are in the Mafia. And all black men are drug dealers and violent criminals. And all gay men talk with a lisp and are closet tr@nnies).

      BTW, you can write faggot on here, but not tr@nny or niggér. Interesting.

      May 18, 2014 at 3:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • laluna
      laluna

      the couples probably are the feel good story in the past weeks. however, the boyfriend’s past is also interesting story.. who knows somebody made a wrong choice here?

      May 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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